Projects issued by non-profit to solve social issues usually come under the core responsibility of the project manager. An effective and efficient manager can be in a position to handle the stuff if he/she has an exposure of four major areas i.e. technical, leadership, personal, and international development.
Technical Competency: These are often referred to collectively as the science behind project management. Can the project manager identify, select, and employ the right tools and processes to ensure project management success? If the answer is Yes then it’s pretty much sure that project will create impact.
Leadership Competency: This is the ability to apply the technical, leadership/interpersonal, and personal/self-management competencies in the context of international development projects which required the active engagement of all the stakeholders.
Personal Competency: This is the project manager’s ability to self-manage. For example, can the project manager effectively prioritize, manage time, and organize work? If a manager can do this then we can ensure the project deliverables can be achieved on time.
International Development Competency: This is the ability to apply the technical, leadership/interpersonal, and personal/self-management competencies in the context of international development projects. For example, can the project manager identify, select, and employ the right tools and processes that are unique and specific to the international development sector needs and also within the cultural context of the project?
The project manager is responsible for ensuring the overall success of the project. This does not mean, however, that the project manager is personally responsible for completing the project work. In fact, this is seldom the case in the development sector. Instead, the responsibility of the project manager is to ensure that the work of the project is carried out.